The New Hampshire 4-H Dairy Goat Project focuses on raising dairy goats for milk and dairy product production. The 4-H Meat Goat Project focuses on raising goats for meat production. The 4-H Goat Project involves raising, caring, learning about animal health, nutrition, breeding, selection, and marketing. The 4-H goat project offers outstanding opportunities for individuals to gain experience in decision making, record keeping, responsibility, sportsmanship and leadership.
You don’t have to have your own goat to participate. You can lease an animal and/or participate in a variety of the activities and events that are offered.
Required Participant Age: 8-18 as of January 1 of the current year (12 and older to go on to Eastern States Exposition.
Required Animal Age: 4 months and no older than 2 years.
Animal Vaccinations: Rabies vaccination (recommended vet administered) 30 days and not more than one year prior to the date of the first show, or 4-H event. Animal must be 3 months of age before vaccination.
Forms, resources and Fact sheets here for members, volunteers, leaders and parents
- Exhibitor Responsibilities
- NH 4-H Goat Show Book
- USDA Scrapie Fact Sheet (Scrapie Tag Required for all Sheep and Goats at NH Fairs and Shows)
- AGDA F & S and Herdsmanship Scorecards
- AGDA Dairy Goat Scorecard
- ESE Sheep and Goat Qualification Form
- Eastern States Exposition 4-H Dairy Goat Show - September, West Springfield, MA